Author: SuperSparky (cpe-66-27-100-79.san.res.rr.com)
Date: 04-20-2010 19:53
I can't help but laugh and laugh very very hard. Atari is just a video game software house once called Infograms. It's not the same Atari of 15 years ago. In fact, the only thing similar is the name.
They have no hardware engineering department. No manufacturing division. Zero, zip, nadda. In fact it's all just a bunch of PC and console programmers, all without the slightest clue of how to program a Jaguar, let alone build one.
The Atari you once knew disappeared when it dissolved itself into a disk drive company and the Tramiel's happily walked away with the money from that corpse.
Thank your lucky stars that Hasbro bought the rights and released the information we have now, including the Jaguar keys. By this time Atari was just a trademark. This is essentially what Infograms bought.
You're barking up the wrong tree. The Atari of today has neither the funds, nor the resources to develop a "new" Jaguar, let alone compete with the likes of Microsoft, Sony, and Nintendo.
Take a deep breath, sit back, remember the good old days, and don't make a fool of yourself.
You could have a petition gathered by unicorns and fairies and still it won't happen.
You're better off raising the funds yourself, gathering a team of engineers, sell prototypes to software houses to make games for it when it's ready to sell, and then have some manufacturer (maybe IBM) make it for you, AND make a profit in the process.